Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Chemical)
A foundation for advanced engineering
Chemical engineers sustain and improve industries as diverse as food processing, petrochemicals, ceramics, petroleum refining, primary metals, plastics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, glass and specialty chemicals.
Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Chemical) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.
What will you do?
The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Chemical). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:
- explore separation processes
- build expertise in kinetic, reactor, simulation and concept design
- study fluid and particle mechanics
- develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.
Note: If you’re currently enrolled in the master program and wish to exit with the graduate diploma, see the academic requirements for this degree.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline subject to assessment.|
|Intake||February and July|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||A completed four-year Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Environmental Engineering.|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $46,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
- biotechnology industries (e.g. biofuel production, production of nutrients from microalgae)
- pharmaceutical industries (e.g. production of vaccines and antibiotics)
- food production (e.g. beer, milk, cheese)
- petrochemicals (e.g. oil refining and natural gas processing)
- industrial bulk chemicals industries (e.g. production of chlorine and explosives)
- personal and home care products (e.g. production of detergents, soaps and cosmetics)
- plastic and rubber products industries (e.g. production of polymers from raw materials such as oil or wood, production of items from polymers ranging from cling film to rainwater tanks to high performance products for building, automotive and aerospace applications)
- mining and minerals processing (e.g. concentrating minerals, production of iron ore, steel, aluminium, uranium and similar from minerals)
- environmental engineering (e.g. air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, waste disposal, resource management)
- semiconductors and microelectronics (e.g. production of computer memory and central processing units, flat screen televisions)
- nanotechnology (e.g. production of nanoporous materials for catalysis, separations and energy storage)
- management consulting (e.g. engineering business and financial management).
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Manufacturing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Food Engineer, Winery Engineer
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
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Last updated: Friday, 22 Oct 2021